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Sales Representative Interview

Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Southwestern Advantage (Phoenix, AZ) in February 2016.

Interview

there are three interviews and all of them were in person for me. they pretty much explain what they do in each interviews but every interview is more in depth and more specific. they ask you about what your interests are and why would you want to work for the company

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Southwestern Advantage (Minneapolis, MN).

    Interview

    3 rounds of interview. All in person. With Student Manager. Ask about work experience. Why you are interested. Explain level of work and commitment level for the whole summer.

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Southwestern Advantage (Houston, TX) in March 2014.

    Interview

    There are three interviews you have to go through to be selected to do this program. The first one os to get to know you and your aspirations in life. This is just to know if you will be a good fit for the program. The second interview is to see previous tracks of success and why are you attracted to this program. The third one is a quick overview if how you day will look like and see how emotionally prepared are you to take on this challenging and adventurous experience. Also, the last interview is where you get chosen to be part of the team, if you make it.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any proven records of success and how did you accomplish them?   1 Answer

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Worth, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Southwestern Advantage (Fort Worth, TX) in March 2013.

    Interview

    I met a recruiter at a college career fair and then I went into an information session. After that, I met up with the recruiter for 2-3 follow up interviews that were relatively informal.

    Interview Questions


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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Southwestern Advantage in January 2013.

    Interview

    I dropped in my resume at a career event.
    Got a call for an invite to an info session.
    The manager asked a bunch of questions during the info session to the students.
    I actively participated during the session and was asked for an interview right after the session.
    Had three interviews in total.
    Straight forward interviews. They want to know why you want to take such a challenging internship and to make sure you're well motivated and not a quitter.
    They also give plenty of homework for you to complete in one night (on top of all the school work you have), to see if you're committed enough and who doesn't give excuses.
    Overall an intense interview process, but I truly loved the managers I've met.

    Interview Questions

    • nothing unexpected.
      use past experience to prove that you can work hard and you want to take challenges.  
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denton, TX
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Southwestern Advantage (Denton, TX) in January 2013.

    Interview

    Such a weird interview process. They have this strategy of bringing in a student and asking them to refer 3 others before you even know anything about the job or what you're referring them for. They want you to pack your bags and move to the other side of the country to go door-to-door selling some overpriced third-party textbooks. The idea is you'll go into people's living rooms at random and convince them they need to buy stuff, at the risk of commission. If you can't make commission, you'll make nothing at all at this job.

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    Reasons for Declining

    I'm not comfortable just moving to the other side of the country and selling to strangers overpriced things they don't need. I never even wanted to be interviewed in the first place.


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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Southwestern Advantage in March 2012.

    Interview

    Don't be fooled by how easy going the interview is! I ended up wasting $2000 to travel to a place in the middle of nowhere going door to door to people who weren't interested, and communicating with my recruiting manager was nearly impossible.More than half the interns I went with quit also. IT IS NOT WORTH IT!!! Plus, I felt like I had joined a cult. I am still trying to recover from my traumatic so called "internship" at SW Advantage. You've been warned.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were mainly about how I view myself (ex. strengths, weaknesses).   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    None. The position compensation was based on commission for selling books door to door.


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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Santa Barbara, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at Southwestern Advantage (Santa Barbara, CA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    A manager contacted me, I think she got my number from the university I was going to. I was asked a little about myself and I went into an information session, had to complete a couple of assignments, and then eventually was told I was accepted. It all happened within a month. We then drove from Santa Barbara to Nashville, Tennessee did a week of sales school and finally arrived in Jersey and given our territories where we'd sell the rest of the summer.

    Interview Questions

    • No real difficult questions, it's more about whether you really want to do the job or not.   Answer Question

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Southwestern Advantage in April 2012.

    Interview

    Was approached by a campus recruiter at a career fair, decided to go to an informational session. This consisted of an on-campus presentation, followed by a 1 on 1 interview should you choose to learn more, and a phone call to parents for a sort of "personality check".

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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Southwestern Advantage (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in January 2011.

    Interview

    I was invited for a information session on Campus at UBC. I did 5 interviews with my recruiter. The interview process was easy. If you have the determination to complete one of the hardest internships in Canada, you will make it. The recruiters want to hire because the more people they bring to the book field, the more commission they can potential make.

    Interview Questions

    • Everything was pretty standard. don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    The job is 100% based on commission.


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